accents

Do You Speak with a Rockford Accent Pt. 2
Yesterday in this space, I asked if you speak with a Rockford accent (click here if you missed it). I gave you a bunch of examples of the way we here in Rockford tend to pronounce things. We like to think of ourselves as accent-less folk, but according to the results of a study a few years ago …
Do You Speak with a Rockford Accent?
You're probably thinking, "I don't have an accent. I'm from Rockford, Illinois, and we don't have accents here."
I used to think the same thing, but it turns out, we couldn't be more wrong. We do have an accent (or dialect) here in Rockford, and as it turns …
Southern Man Responds to “Accent Criticism”
I can see how being told that your accent "proves that you're not very intelligent" could be a bit annoying. Not being a southerner, I've never been told that my accent demonstrates stupidity (things I've said, yes), but I've heard others say it about those who …